Energy Performance Contract & Master Utilities Plan - UMKC

Energy Performance Contract & Master Utilities Plan - UMKC

Location: University of Missouri-Kansas City

Client: University of Missouri-Kansas City

Completion Date: Audit conducted: 2006-07

Burns & McDonnell was selected to conduct an investment grade audit of the Volker Campus and Hospital Hill facilities and to develop a conceptual design for a new central chilled water plant. The audit included 27 buildings with a total area of more than 2 million square feet, ranging in size from 13,000 to 250,000 square feet. Building types included administrative, academic, research, medical research and central plants. The newest facility was 5 years old, and the oldest more than 80.

The goal was to identify sufficient energy cost savings to fund the retrofits as well as cover the large capital costs needed to replace the existing chilled water plant. Burns & McDonnell met this challenge and developed a program that satisfied the university’s criteria. The 15-year guaranteed energy savings program is projected to yield more $1.6 million in savings per year.

A sample of the program retrofits:

  • Variable flow, occupancy-based fume hood exhaust controls
  • Conversion of electrical service from secondary to primary
  • New power quality system
  • High efficiency lighting modifications
  • Upgrade the existing energy management system
  • New variable frequency drives and high efficiency motors on fans and pumps
  • Convert constant volume air handlers to variable air volume
  • Central steam distribution leak survey
  • Exhaust ventilation energy recovery
  • Test and balancing of select air handling units
  • New low flow plumbing fixtures